About Us

The Canadian and African Business Women’s Alliance (CAABWA) is a non-profit, Canadian and African association with the mandate to support African women entrepreneurs in their efforts to participate in international trade. CAABWA fulfills this mandate through partnerships with international, Canadian and African development organizations with similar goals to implement women economic empowerment projects in Africa. 


  • To improve economic sustainability and growth in Africa.
  • To encourage gender equality and empower women.
  • To advance private sector development. 

How we accomplish them

  • By building an African women's network through strategic alliances with women's business organizations in African countries.
  • By facilitating access to training and resource information to support export capacity building. 
  • By providing internships for young Canadian women interested in working with women's business organizations in Africa. 
  • By fostering business linkages between Canada and African countries. 
  • By pursuing donor agency / private funded projects which will fulfill our mandate.